Thursday March 2, 2017
FIESTA, FOREVER Carnaval 2017 Comes To Carmen
Lanzarote´s largest fiesta comes to the island´s biggest resort from today, creating big fun in the streets as Carnaval 2017 gets underway in Puerto del Carmen.
All of the action kicks off tonight in traditional fashion in The Plaza del Varadero in the Old Town Harbour as the three most popular Murgas, or bands of local musicians and dancers, strut their stuff from 20.30. Whilst on Friday tourists can catch the Grand Gala, featuring drag artists and batucada as well as the first verbena or dance party, featuring The Kimera Band and DJ Angel Perez.
The main procession, featuring 35 floats and thousands of participants in full Carnaval costume takes place on Saturday March 5th from 5pm, wending it´s way down the main seafront Avenida de las Playas from Barcarola to the Los Fariones Hotel. A specially extended late night bus service will run on Saturday night and Sunday morning to transport revelers between Puerto del Carmen and the island capital, Arrecife.